GraduationRecognising Students’ Achievements and Contributions

The White Hills Park Graduation scheme recognises students’ academic achievements alongside other contributions to the life of the school, the WHP Federation and the wider community.  There are four levels of graduation: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each level requires students to demonstrate sustained effort and achievement as well as engagement with both school and the wider community. There is a particular emphasis on leadership and involvement with activities after school.

During the academic year students are asked to chart their progress against the level-specific criteria and apply for graduation once these criteria have been fulfilled. Their success is celebrated at a Federation Graduation Ceremony to which parents are invited. This annual event also showcases our students’ many successes both in and outside the classroom. The regular recording and validation of students’ engagement in extra-curricular activities help them to create a personal portfolio outlining their participation, skills and successes which will be invaluable when applying for places in higher education or seeking employment. 

Students who can demonstrate engagement and initiative are often highly sought after by employers and universities alike and the graduation scheme is designed to develop these important life-skills.

The WHP Graduation scheme is overseen by Deputy Executive Headteacher, Karsten Stephan.

Graduation Levels

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum

Bronze

Effort and homework grades are at least SATISFACTORY in 3 successive assessment days

Participation in 2 sports/arts/school or community events and achieved a minimum of 80 points

Organized at least 1 activity outside of normal lessons

Written a review – eg. book-review, film-review, or a report on a school event such as trip for the school website or newsletter

Silver

Effort and homework grades are at least GOOD in 3 successive assessment days

Participation in 2 sports/arts/school or community events and achieved a minimum of 140 points

Organized at least 1 activity outside of normal lessons

Written at least 2 reviews – eg. book-review, film-review, or a report on a school event such as trip for the school website or newsletter

Gold

Effort and homework grades are at least EXCELLENT in 3 successive assessment days

Participation in 3 sports/arts/school or community events and achieved a minimum of 180 points

Organized or taken a leadership role in at least 2 activities outside of normal lessons

Written at least 3 reviews – eg. book-review, film-review, or a report on a school event such as trip for the school website or newsletter

Participated in a school trip or taken part in an activity in the wider community

Platinum

Effort and homework grades are at least GOOD and in many cases EXCELLENT in 3 successive Assessment days

Reached Level 7 in English/Maths/Science (KS3) or achieved 6 higher grades at GCSE (KS4), mainly A*/A

Organized or taken a leadership role in at least 2 activities outside normal lessons and achieved a minimum of 200 points

Written at least 3 reviews – eg. book-review, film-review, or a report on a school event such as trip for the school website or newsletter

Participated in a school trip or taken part in an activity in the wider community